WandaVision finally released on Disney Plus over the last weekend and if you’ve watched it, then you know it wasn’t the kind of show you were expecting but delighted nonetheless. You can check out our review of the first episode here.
As with everything, Marvel has left several clues throughout the two episodes, and we’re here to dig deeper to piece it all together.
S.W.O.R.D, not S.H.I.E.L.D.
In episode two, Wanda finds a toy chopper in her garden that’s covered in colours, unlike her reality. And if you pay close attention, you’ll notice a small logo on it representing an organization from the Marvel franchise. The organization is a space-based agency called S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient World Observation and Response Department) and unlike S.H.I.E.L.D., it deals specifically with extraterrestrial threats.
We also get another glimpse of the logo when a Beekeeper comes out of the sewers in episode two. Our gut says that the person probably wasn’t dressed up as a beekeeper, but he just looked that way to Wanda and probably there to make contact with her.
In comics, it is lead by Abigail Brand, but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury might be taking over since he was already in a Space Station by the end of Spider-Man: Far from Home. As I mentioned, S.W.O.R.D., deals with extraterrestrial threats; thus, it begs the question if the MCU is classifying Wanda under extraterrestrial?
There’s also the fact that Abigail Brand was pretty close to Beast from the X-Men. So if they do introduce her, she could tie it to the X-Men franchise down the line.
Vision is not real, or is he?
You know it, I know it, we all know that Vision in WandaVision is not real; well, except for Wanda I suppose. The apparent reasoning for that is that Vision still posses the mind stone which was already destroyed by Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
Then again, the MCU has already explored time travel and will be introducing the existence of the multiverses in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie. And WandaVision is supposed to tie in with that movie, so it could be possible that Wanda did it first and breached realities to pull another Vision out?
Agnes, the friendly annoying neighbour or antagonist?
Every sitcom needs an overly friendly character that’s often there to make matters worst. Well, Agnes, Wanda’s neighbour fits that profile perfectly, but could she be more than what she seems. There’s a theory going around online that she may be Agatha Harkness.
In the comics, Agatha Harkness is a powerful witch that has lived over 12,500 years old. Apart from that, she has an extensive resume of training Scarlet Witch to control and use her powers to the limit, becoming the governess to the Fantastic Four couple’s kid and nannying Wanda’s children.
It’s possible that in the MCU, Agatha Harkness could become the main antagonist. In episode two, we hear Jimmy Woo calling out to Wanda through the radio asking her ‘Who is doing this to you?’
One of the most unexpected references in the show was the Strucker commercial. At first, it made no sense since Baron Strucker already got killed off by Ultron in the movies and there’s no reason for him to return. However, the organization that he worked for; could be returning.
It is not unlikely for Hydra to return with brand new management. It would be a perfect time to retaliate, given the current state of the MCU after the movies. Or maybe it’s just another clue within a clue?
If you take a closer look, there’s a specific time on the watch itself. And if you search the numbers for Marvel 243, you’ll notice that in volume 243, Vision creates the West Coast Avengers as a second Avengers unit that includes Wanda in its roster as well. What this means is anyone’s guess, but perhaps a new group of Avengers is in the making?
The suspense is real.
If there’s one thing I hate the most, it’s the wait for another chapter. The show is doing well by keeping its secrets close, and we honestly need more episodes to come out quickly. I honestly don’t think I can deal with just one episode per week at this rate.
And while these clues and theories could end up meaning something or nothing in the end, WandaVision is already causing a stir among fans.